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Mick Schumacher (German pronunciation: [ˈmɪk ˈʃuːmaxɐ]; born 22 March 1999)[1][2] is a German racing driver. He began his career in karting in 2008, progressing to the German ADAC Formula 4 by 2015. Mick most recently competed in the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship, which he won. He is the son of Corinna and seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher, nephew of former Formula One driver Ralf Schumacher, and stepnephew of Sebastian Stahl.

Mick Schumacher
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NationalityGermany German
Born (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 19)[1][2]
Vufflens-le-Château, Switzerland
Related toMichael Schumacher (father)
Corinna Schumacher (mother)
Ralf Schumacher (uncle)
Sebastian Stahl (stepuncle)
FIA Formula 3 European Championship career
Debut season2017
Current teamPrema Theodore Racing
Car no.4
Starts60
Wins8
Poles7
Fastest laps4
Best finish1st in 2018
Previous series
2016
201516
Italian F4 Championship
ADAC Formula 4
Championship titles
2018FIA F3 European Championship

Contents

CareerEdit

Schumacher started his motorsport career in 2008. To avoid attention because of his famous father, he started his career under the pseudonym 'Mick Betsch', using the maiden name of his mother.[3]

KartingEdit

In 2011 and 2012 Schumacher drove in the KF3 class of the ADAC Kart Masters, ending in 9th and 7th respectively. In the Euro Wintercup of the KF3 class he was 3rd in 2011 and 2012 and in 2012 was 3rd in the KF3 Rating DMV Kart Championship. In 2013 he finished 3rd in the German Junior Kart Championship, and the CIK-FIA Super Cup KF juniors. In 2014 Schumacher used the name 'Mick Junior',[3] and started in International and National Junior Championships, ending the season 2nd in the German Junior Kart Championship[4] as well as in the European and World Championships.[5][6] Although he did not race in karting under his real surname, his successes in karting were picked up by the international press.[7][8]

ADAC Formula 4Edit

At the end of 2014 he completed test drives for Jenzer Motorsport in a Formula 4 racing car.[9] In 2015 Schumacher started racing in formula classes for the first time, racing for Van Amersfoort Racing in the ADAC Formula 4, using the Schumacher name.[10][11][12][13] In 2016 Schumacher remained in ADAC Formula 4 but switched to Prema Powerteam,[14] a team known for its close links to the Ferrari Driver Academy. He also entered the Italian F4 Championship and finished runner-up in both championships to Joey Mawson and Marcos Siebert respectively.

European Formula 3Edit

 
Mick Schumacher during the FIA Formula 3 round at Norisring in 2018.

In 2017, Schumacher raced in the European Formula 3 Championship with Prema Powerteam.[15] He scored one podium and finished 12th in points.[16] He won the 2018 championship.

Formula 2Edit

Schumacher is due to race for Prema Racing for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship[17]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2015 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Van Amersfoort Racing 22 1 0 0 2 92 10th
2015–16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 4 0 0 0 2 51 10th
2016 ADAC Formula 4 Championship Prema Powerteam 24 5 4 2 12 322 2nd
Italian Formula 4 Championship 18 5 4 6 10 216 2nd
2016–17 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 MRF Racing 16 4 2 1 9 215 3rd
2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Powerteam 30 0 0 0 1 94 12th
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 1 0 N/A 16th
2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Prema Theodore Racing 30 8 7 4 14 365 1st
Macau Grand Prix SJM Theodore Racing by Prema 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th

Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Points
2017 Prema Powerteam Mercedes SIL
1

8
SIL
2

6
SIL
3

17
MNZ
1

6
MNZ
2

3
MNZ
3

6
PAU
1

9
PAU
2

11
PAU
3

12
HUN
1

9
HUN
2

9
HUN
3

11
NOR
1

7
NOR
2

12
NOR
3

Ret
SPA
1

6
SPA
2

9
SPA
3

8
ZAN
1

6
ZAN
2

9
ZAN
3

11
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

15
NÜR
3

11
RBR
1

7
RBR
2

10
RBR
3

8
HOC
1

11
HOC
2

18
HOC
3

18
12th 94
2018 Prema Theodore Racing Mercedes PAU
1

16
PAU
2

10
PAU
3

7‡
HUN
1

4
HUN
2

7
HUN
3

3
NOR
1

5
NOR
2

9
NOR
3

15
ZAN
1

3
ZAN
2

Ret
ZAN
3

13
SPA
1

4
SPA
2

Ret
SPA
3

1
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

1
SIL
3

5
MIS
1

1
MIS
2

3
MIS
3

5
NÜR
1

1
NÜR
2

1
NÜR
3

1
RBR
1

1
RBR
2

1
RBR
3

2
HOC
1

12
HOC
2

2
HOC
3

2
1st 365

Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance was completed.

Personal lifeEdit

Schumacher is the son of record-breaking seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher and the Western riding European champion Corinna Schumacher. His uncle Ralf Schumacher is a retired racing driver.

Schumacher was born and grew up in Switzerland, living in Vufflens-le-Château until 2008, and then in Gland.[18][19]

Schumacher was skiing with his father when Michael suffered life-threatening brain injuries on 29 December 2013.[20] In March 2017, Mick first talked publicly about his father, describing him as "my idol" and "my role model".[21]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mick Schumacher is born". Verstappen Info Page. 25 March 1999. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Schumacher, Mick Germany - ADAC Formel 4 Driver 2015". ADAC Formel 4. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Schumacher-Sohn Mick: Großer Name, große Erwartungen (German)". Spiegel Online. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Deutsche Junior-Kart-Meisterschaft 2014 (German)" (PDF). kart-dm.de. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Result FIA CIK Karting European Championship 2014" (PDF). FIA-CIK-Homepage. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Result FIA CIK Karting World Championship 2014" (PDF). FIA-CIK-Homepage. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Schumi jr vice iridato nei kart: "Ma io voglio il Mondiale" (Italian)". gazetta.it. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Mick Schumacher vice-champion du monde (French)". lequipe.fr. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Mehr Motorsport – Mick Schumacher testet im Formelauto (German)". Aufstieg in den Formelsport?: Motorsport-Magazin.com. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  10. ^ "ADAC Formel 4 - Mick Schumacher fährt für Van Amersfoort Racing (German)". Einstieg in den Formelsport perfekt: Motorsport-Magazin.com. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Nachwuchspilot: Schumacher-Sohn Mick startet in der Formel 4 (German)". Spiegel Online. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Michael Schumacher's teenage son, Mick, signs deal to race in Formula 4". Daily Mail. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Michael Schumacher's son Mick signs deal to race in Formula 4". BBC. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
  14. ^ Medland, Chris (19 February 2016). "Schumacher moves to Prema in F4". F1i. Chris Medland. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  15. ^ Simmons, Marcus (24 December 2016). "Mick Schumacher confirms 2017 European F3 campaign with Prema". Autosport.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  16. ^ Michael Schumacher's son "has a lot to learn" after finishing 12th in maiden F3 season - Ross Logan, Daily Express, 17 October 2017
  17. ^ "Mick Schumacher to compete in F2 with Prema Racing in 2019 | Formula 1®". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Gland - vues ariennes" (in French). SwissCastles.ch. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Mick Facts – Career". mickschumacher.ms. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Michael Schumacher 'in critical condition' after hitting head on rock during skiing accident in French Alps". Daily Mail. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  21. ^ Mick Schumacher declares father Michael as his idol - Autoweek, 29 March 2017

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lando Norris
FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Champion

2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent